By touching a door knob or a metal object, heat is transferred from one’s hand into the metal object. However, it is not the heat transfer that makes metals feel cold, otherwise wood would feel just as cold.
Radioactive carbon used in radiocarbon dating is carbon that is radioactive. Since it is active, it is unstable, and therefore tends toward stability. This is common in nature; for example, if you hold an object at a certain height, it has the potential to fall, the potential energy that is.
Making open-source hardware systems more available increases regular people’s security by giving them verifiable secure options.
If you could monetize all of the plastic trash clogging up our environment you could buy some of the world’s biggest businesses.
Nothing in the formulation of quantum mechanics that mandates that it should apply only to the very small, and not to the human scale.
The role of baseball in Japanese-U.S. diplomacy has a long and rich history after it was introduced to the Japanese people in the 1870s.
Starting from March 1st 2018, the Swiss government banned the common practice of boiling lobsters alive. They “will now have to be stunned before they are put to death” as stated in the government order.
Antonio Meucci is the true inventor of the telephone, not Alexander Graham Bell. This century-long controversy had finally been settled by the Congress in 2002. The acknowledgement was the result of the House of Representatives’ vote of the resolution H.RES.269.
With three million unfilled cybersecurity posts worldwide, the only way to fill such a large job gap is to employ hackers.
Whether you’re using a phone, tablet, PC or other devices, the most useful zero-cost action you can take is to uninstall unnecessary apps and add-ons.
History shows that mathematics is much more than equations and facts. It’s a living discipline shaped, in part, by the political forces around it.
When it comes to car hacking, you should be more worried about dodgy mechanic dealers than one-off hackers with criminal intent.
Nevada bill will compensate men and women wrongfully convicted in the state for the years they spent behind bars and grant them certificates of innocence.
January 31, 2019 is the centenary of Bloody Friday 1919, in which thousands of protesting workers were attacked in Glasgow’s main civic square by police.
April 15 is the day when the five largest tobacco companies pay US$9 billion dollars to state governments, each and every year, forever.
Researchers attempted to replicate what the FBI had wanted to do on an Android phone to crack it open and found some useful results.
Mount Etna slide is caused by gravity, which makes a collapse more likely but we can’t give an indication of when or even if this will actually happen.
Software will help mathematicians solve important problems and enhance their understanding of the nature, beauty and effectiveness of mathematics.
Europe is seen more expansively and positively in the German textbooks. Unlike the English books, German materials presented clear loyalties to Europe.
CEO was the only one who knew the password to an encrypted offline cryptocurrency repository where the firm had enshrined the vast majority of clients.
Video of a former French boxer punching a group of policemen and pushing them back during the yellow vests protests in Paris.
Attackers may embed malicious software in the physical world, just waiting for unsuspecting people to scan it with a smartphone or a specialized device.
Pregnant women in low-income work often face an unappealing choice: lose their job or perform duties that endanger their health and that of their baby.
Black holes are long-time superstars of science fiction. But their Hollywood fame is a little strange given that no-one has ever actually seen one.
To express their anger against the mayor, who had refused to receive them in his office, angry Algerians constructed a wall that traps him inside.
Imagine how much the player and fan experience would improve if more than 34,000 annual umpires incorrect calls vanished.
A Scientist from the University of Rochester explains a simple do-it-yourself optical cloaking device using four mirrors.
Some animals break the “rules” we’ve set for them. If the plant-eating shark was a shock, what about supposedly strict vegetarians turning to meat?